About Aisha

Aisha was born and raised in Australia but her adult life has been somewhat nomadic, as she pursued two passions - travel and a simple, holistic lifestyle - these led her to Morocco where she and her family now live on a small rural property.

Is Salt Really to Blame?

Salt along with it's co-accused fat have suffered a bad reputation for decades. Governments, the media and the medical establishment religiously promoted the theory that the consumption of salt caused high blood pressure and heart attacks, and advised us to avoid them. It's interesting to note that refined sugar was not targeted in the smear [...]

By |2019-10-06T10:08:50+01:00January 2nd, 2018|Natural Health|0 Comments

Ginger Preserves and Glacé Ginger – refined sugar free

Despite it’s humble appearance, the root of the ginger plant (Zingiber officinale) has many marvelous properties and has been used for thousands of years as a medicine and food spice. Ginger has some healthful relatives in turmeric, cardamom and galangal. They all belong to the plant family Zingiberaceae. We've written before about the benefits and uses of ginger; this Amazing medicinal ginger [...]

By |2018-12-06T20:02:23+01:00October 15th, 2017|Naturally Sweet|2 Comments

Culinary Argan Oil – benefits and uses

Argan oil is a well known natural beauty product that is fantastic for use on skin and hair, but have you heard of the Argan oil that is for eating? There are two types of Argan oil - the difference being in the process. The cosmetic oil (for topical use) is made by pressing [...]

By |2020-01-31T11:26:02+01:00October 6th, 2017|Argan Oil|0 Comments

How to Make Water Kefir

Kefir is one of the oldest fermentations used by humans. A few years ago we wrote some articles introducing kefir, discussing some amazing uses for kefir,  explaining how to make milk kefir and then we shared this delicious kefir smoothie recipe. Now I want to show you how to make the other type - water kefir, also known as fruit [...]

By |2017-08-10T09:17:27+01:00August 10th, 2017|Fermented Foods|0 Comments

Growing organic food – anyone can do it!

  Yes, growing organic food is easy and no, it doesn't require the proverbial "green thumb" or a large plot of land. In fact, practically anyone, anywhere can grow their own - even me, haha! Seriously - you can grow a surprising amount of food on just a small balcony or a sunny window sill, [...]

By |2017-08-10T16:58:36+01:00August 8th, 2017|Organic Gardening|0 Comments

DIY Home Remedies for Cold and Flu’

It's the season for colds and 'flu here in the northern hemisphere and for many people that involves flu shots, antibiotics or over the counter products which may contain ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen, aspirin, or antihistamines. I grew up at the end of an era when the use of natural cures was quite the norm. Our mother always used home remedies for me and my siblings. Whether it was honey and lemon for [...]

By |2017-04-10T19:41:35+01:00January 5th, 2017|Natural Health|0 Comments

How to Make Kefir Smoothie

Doesn't time fly?  It's already two years since G wrote about the benefits of kefir, and shared some amazing uses for kefir. After reading the articles I was very keen to try kefir, but my family and I moved around a lot and at that time we were in the Middle East where it wasn't easy to find - so kefir became another [...]

By |2018-01-20T13:09:15+00:00October 14th, 2016|Fermented Foods|0 Comments